Specialized parasitoid attracted to a pheromone of ants

  title={Specialized parasitoid attracted to a pheromone of ants},
  author={DONALD H. FEENER Jr and Lucia F. Jacobs and Justin O. Schmidt},
  journal={Animal Behaviour},
Apocephalus paraponerae (Diptera: Phoridae) parasitizes workers of the giant tropical ant, Paraponera clavata (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), in Central America. When female parasitoids locate fighting or injured workers of this species, they deposit one or more eggs in them and feed from wounds. Male parasitoids are also attracted to hosts for feeding and to locate females for mating. In a series of experiments it was demonstrated that males and females of this parasitoid were attracted to two… 

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